A tree-lined block in picturesque Brooklyn Heights is home to a new culinary haven called Colonie. The interior, designed by Mad Design’s Alex Meyers, is chock full of reclaimed wood furniture and even a living wall of greens. The eatery, owned by Tamer Hamawi, Emelie Kihlstrom and Elise Rosenberg, serves local organic dishes and of course wine!
Meyers used mostly recycled barn materials to create the rustic and charming interior. The gorgeous reclaimed wooden floors and ceiling create a setting that evokes their former life. The custom table tops were also built from the barn wood, paired with chairs constructed from reclaimed church pews. The result is a cozy and quaint atmosphere, both agrarian and quietly elegant.
Freshness is key at Colonie, and you can’t get much fresher than herbs that are grown on the living wall outside of the open kitchen. The menu features small and large plates, artisanal cheeses and sides. Dishes like The Egg, with wild mushrooms, turtle beans and spelt, or scallops with local kabocha squash and red cabbage are paired with fried brussel sprouts with bacon and cranberries, or a kale salad with lemon maple dressing.
Colonie also has a full bar, which stays open past dinner, and includes cocktails like Cool Hand Cuke – which has cucumber vodka and elderflower liquer, as well as standards like a Blood Orange Margarita.